The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be N7.3m ($20,000) richer with every goal they score against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Monday, September 4.
Nigeria will face Cameroon in the second leg of their double header which started with a 4-0 win for the Super Eagles on Friday, September 1 in Uyo. Ahead of the game, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed that Akwa Ibom State born business man Afa Udofia has pledged the sum in a bid to pump up the Super Eagles ahead of the game.
The NFF said Udofia made the pledge when he visited the players inside chartered Arik Bombadier CRJ 1000 aircraft before take –off at the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo. The business man is close friends with NFF President Amaju Pinnick.
Ahead of the game, Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi shares he’s very keen for the Super Eagles to finish off what they have started.
Nigeria could become the first African team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup if they beat Cameroon in Monday’s game and Zambia fail to beat Algeria at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Tuesday.
“We are just very keen to finish what we started. We started a job in Uyo and it is time to finish it. If we can pick the World Cup ticket by Monday, why wait any longer?, Mikel said.
“We are all very confident, because we know our ability and what we are ready to bring to the party.”
The 23 players in camp are all fit and available to play including Chelsea player Ola Aina who just received FIFA clearance to play for Nigeria after playing for England youth teams